Killing Hope

Killing Hope Author William Blum
ISBN-10 1842773690
Release 2003-01
Pages 469
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Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.

Killing Hope

Killing Hope Author William Blum
ISBN-10 1783601779
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 480
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In Killing Hope, William Blum, author of the bestselling Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, provides a devastating and comprehensive account of America's covert and overt military actions in the world, all the way from China in the 1940s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Is the United States, as it likes to claim, a global force for democracy? Killing Hope - now in an updated edition - shows the answer to this question to be a resounding 'no'.

Killing Hope

Killing Hope Author Keith Houghton
ISBN-10 1489566600
Release 2013-05-26
Pages 602
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a gripping thriller with a killer twist "Don't let the title put you off ... this is a tour de force of thriller writing that will sweep you up in its unyielding grip and shake you to the core." "Every bit up there as Patterson, Child and Connelly" - 5Star Review by 'I Love New York' - (Burns Country) AMAZON INTERNATIONAL #1 BEST-SELLER - Over 196,000 Kindle Downloads WorldwideAmazon International Top 10 Best-Seller - THRILLERS | SUSPENSE | MYSTERYAmazon #1 International Best-Seller - POLICE PROCEDURALSAmazon #1 International Best-Seller - HARD-BOILED "Highly recommend this book to all murder/thrillers lovers... a story that will draw you in and keep you wanting more." - 5Star Review by The Kindle Book Review 'Fast, intelligent, enthralling. Houghton's punchy style takes the breath away.'- John Paul Davis, UK Best-selling Author of 'The Templar Agenda' Killing Hope (Gabe Quinn Thriller #1) One man stands in the way of countless deaths ...One man will try to stop him ...Only one will succeed ... "Celebrity Cop" Gabe Quinn is back working Robbery-Homicide after a personal tragedy has left him emotionally bare. He's raw, but resolved to catch a serial killer stalking the streets of two major cities. With cryptic clues left at each crime scene, Gabe is faced with the seemingly impossible task of piecing together the bizarre puzzle - following signs that point toward a killer whose motive questions everything he believes in ... 'If you could save a million lives by taking one ... would you?' AMAZON.COM - TOP 20 BEST-SELLERAmazon #1 US and UK Best-Seller - POLICE PROCEDURALSAmazon #1 US | CAN | FR Best-Seller - HARD-BOILEDAmazon #2 UK Best-Seller - HARD-BOILEDAmazon #3 CAN Best-Seller - POLICE PROCEDURALSAmazon #3 UK Best-Seller - THRILLERSAmazon #3 UK Best-Seller - MYSTERYAmazon #5 US Best-Seller - SUSPENSEAmazon #6 US Best-Seller - THRILLERSAMAZON.CO.UK - TOP 40 BEST-SELLERAMAZON.CA - TOP 100 BEST-SELLER "Our hero, and accomplices, embark on a lofty quest to track down the man responsiblefor a series of heinous and gruesome crimes. Behind every murder is a motive, and fromevery murder there, of course, exists a trail. Following the trail is our hero, LAPD copGabe Quinn. Seasoned pro Quinn has seen it, done it and succeeded: in fact, so much sohis exploits have made him something of a celebrity. But fame and catching crime rarelymatch. And in this, Quinn's toughest quest yet, his resilience is put to the ultimate test.This is not simply about stopping crime. The world is watching - and judging."Review by 'The Raven' (England)

Killing Hope 1

Killing Hope  1 Author Josh Barbee
ISBN-10 9781681245560
Release 2016-07-13
Pages 28
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Hope, a young Native American woman fleeing her reservation, survives a horrific car accident when Danny, a lone drifter, comes to her aid. Danny offers to help the mysterious girl, but quickly learns that everyone Hope encounters becomes violent in her presence. That is, everyone but Danny.

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Author Harper Lee
ISBN-10 9781473517714
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 320
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'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.


The CIA Author William Blum
ISBN-10 IND:32000003325059
Release 1986
Pages 428
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The CIA has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The CIA also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The CIA book for free.

America s Deadliest Export

America s Deadliest Export Author William Blum
ISBN-10 9781780324487
Release 2014-07-10
Pages 368
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'A fireball of terse information.'Oliver Stone 'A remarkable collection. Blum concentrates on matters of great current significance, and does not pull his punches. They land, backed with evidence and acute analysis.'Noam Chomsky For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9781848872677
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 300
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The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel. Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation by covert US Special Forces and intelligence services to hunt down and assassinate Escobar. Killing Pablo combines the heart-stopping energy of a Tom Clancy techno-thriller and the stunning detail of award-winning investigative journalism. It is the most dramatic and detailed and account ever published of America's dirtiest clandestine war.

Why America Fights

Why America Fights Author Susan A. Brewer
ISBN-10 0199740828
Release 2009-07-24
Pages 352
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On the evening of September 11, 2002, with the Statue of Liberty shimmering in the background, television cameras captured President George W. Bush as he advocated the charge for war against Iraq. This carefully staged performance, writes Susan Brewer, was the culmination of a long tradition of sophisticated wartime propaganda in America. In Why America Fights, Brewer offers a fascinating history of how successive presidents have conducted what Donald Rumsfeld calls "perception management," from McKinley's war in the Philippines to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her intriguing account ranges from analyses of wartime messages to descriptions of the actual operations, from the dissemination of patriotic ads and posters to the management of newspaper, radio, and TV media. When Woodrow Wilson carried the nation into World War I, he created the Committee on Public Information, led by George Creel, who called his job "the world's greatest adventure in advertising." In World War II, Roosevelt's Office of War Information avowed a "strategy of truth," though government propaganda still depicted Japanese soldiers as buck-toothed savages. After examining the ultimately failed struggle to cast the Vietnam War in a favorable light, Brewer shows how the Bush White House drew explicit lessons from that history as it engaged in an unprecedented effort to sell a preemptive war in Iraq. Yet the thrust of its message was not much different from McKinley's pronouncements about America's civilizing mission. Impressively researched and argued, filled with surprising details, Why America Fights shows how presidents have consistently drummed up support for foreign wars by appealing to what Americans want to believe about themselves.

I Heard You Paint Houses

 I Heard You Paint Houses Author Charles Brandt
ISBN-10 1586421557
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 320
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"I Heard You Paint Houses" will soon be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese. The working title for the movie is "The Irishman". The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders including those of Joey Gallo and JFK, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that has become a true crime classic.

A World of Nations

A World of Nations Author William R. Keylor
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131730397
Release 2009
Pages 506
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Now updated to address recent developments in the post-9/11 world, A World of Nations, Second Edition, provides an analytical narrative of the origins, evolution, and end of the Cold War. Much more than a simple account of the long struggle between the two superpowers, this vibrant text opens with chapters exploring the development of regional conflicts--ethnic, religious, cultural, economic, and military--that dominated international relations until the breakup of the Soviet Union. The final chapters examine the war on terror and the salience of interstate and transnational conflicts in the era of globalization. In engaging, compelling language, author William R. Keylor provides a genuinely international history of this turbulent period. Designed to serve the needs of both political scientists and historians, the new edition has been reorganized along regional lines while still maintaining the chronological approach of the previous edition. Building on its historical foundation, the second edition discusses International Relation theory and explores such timely critical topics as human rights, environmental issues, NGOs, immigration, and international terrorism. In addition, numerous new photographs and helpful maps animate the text, drawing students into this dynamic subject. Thoroughly revised and even more relevant in its second edition, A World of Nations offers a riveting exploration of international relations as they have evolved from the Second World War to the present. It is ideal for political science courses on international relations, as well as courses on the history of U.S. foreign policy, European diplomatic history, the history of international relations, and world history since 1945.

Running for My Life

Running for My Life Author Lopez Lomong
ISBN-10 9781595555151
Release 2012
Pages 229
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Offers the true story of a Sudanese boy who, through unyielding faith, overcame a wartorn nation to become an American citizen and an Olympic contender.

The Killing Uncommon Denominator

The Killing  Uncommon Denominator Author Karen Dionne
ISBN-10 9781781169810
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 320
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An all-new crime novel featuring homicide detective Sarah Linden. The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. It ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them. Copyright © 2010-2013 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.

Killing Time

Killing Time Author John Hollway
ISBN-10 9781626364554
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 504
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In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola prison and confined to his cell twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and who would step up to the plate against the powerful DA's office. But who would fight for Thompson's innocence when he didn't have an alibi for the night of the murder and there were two key witnesses to confirm his guilt? Killing Time is about the eighteen-year quest for John Thompson's freedom from a wrongful murder conviction. After Philadelphia lawyers Michael Banks and Gordon Cooney take on his case, they struggle to find areas of misconduct in his previous trials while grappling with their questions about Thompson's innocence. John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier have interviewed Thompson and the lawyers regarding the case and paint a realistic and compelling portrait of life on death row and the corruption in the Louisiana police and DA's office. When it is found that evidence was mishandled in a previous trial that led to his death sentence in the murder case, Thompson is finally on his road to freedom—a journey that continues to this day. Complete with an updated afterword describing Thompson's 2011 civil suit against Harry Connick Sr. and the New Orleans DA's office and the Supreme Court's shocking verdict.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 9781448188567
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 272
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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

Killing Gravity

Killing Gravity Author Corey J. White
ISBN-10 9780765395085
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 144
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Mars Xi can kill you with her mind, but she'll need more than psychic powers to save her in Killing Gravity, the thrilling science fiction space adventure debut by Corey J. White. Before she escaped in a bloody coup, MEPHISTO transformed Mariam Xi into a deadly voidwitch. Their training left her with terrifying capabilities, a fierce sense of independence, a deficit of trust, and an experimental pet named Seven. She’s spent her life on the run, but the boogeymen from her past are catching up with her. An encounter with a bounty hunter has left her hanging helpless in a dying spaceship, dependent on the mercy of strangers. Penned in on all sides, Mariam chases rumors to find the one who sold her out. To discover the truth and defeat her pursuers, she’ll have to stare into the abyss and find the secrets of her past, her future, and her terrifying potential. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Drone Memos

The Drone Memos Author Jameel Jaffer
ISBN-10 9781620972601
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 224
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The Drone Memos collects for the first time the legal and policy documents underlying the U.S. government’s deeply controversial practice of “targeted killing”—the extrajudicial killing of suspected terrorists and militants, typically using remotely piloted aircraft or “drones.” The documents—including the Presidential Policy Guidance that provides the framework for drone strikes today, Justice Department white papers addressing the assassination of an American citizen, and a highly classified legal memo that was published only after a landmark legal battle involving the ACLU, the New York Times, and the CIA—together constitute a remarkable effort to legitimize a practice that most human rights experts consider to be unlawful and that the United States has historically condemned. In a lucid and provocative introduction, Jameel Jaffer, who led the ACLU legal team that secured the release of many of the documents, evaluates the “drone memos” in light of domestic and international law. He connects the documents’ legal abstractions to the real-world violence they allow, and makes the case that we are trading core principles of democracy and human rights for the illusion of security.